Patrick Philippart

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PURPOSE To describe an obsessive-compulsive patient who developed blindness after self-inflicted repetitive optic nerve injury. METHODS CASE REPORT RESULTS A myopic 46-year-old male became blind as a result of intermittent rubbing of his eyes, causing stretching of the optic nerves. Extensive ocular, neurologic and systemic work-ups were negative.(More)
Internal herniation through a congenital defect in the falciform ligament is extremely rare. We report an unusual observation of small bowel obstruction through an iatrogenic defect of the falciform ligament. Prompt diagnosis was made by helical CT, permitting a rapid surgical procedure to preserve the viability of the obstructed segment.
We observed a 76-year-old man who presented “acute kidney-lung failure” 9 months after intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) adjuvant treatment for a T1 bladder cancer. He had inflammatory infiltration on chest radiography and required dialysis for acute renal failure. A percutaneous renal biopsy was performed and revealed tubulointerstitial nephritis(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal wall hernias are a common problem. Composite meshes placed intraperitoneally for abdominal wall hernia repair are widely used. This registry evaluated the safety and efficacy of one specific composite mesh with polypropylene and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Intramesh® T1) in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. METHODS A(More)
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